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A roundup of FFA news for the week of March 18, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

CRESTON, Ohio — The Norwayne FFA chapter members recently held an official monthly meeting March 8 at the Creston Middle School. The members passed a motion to have the chapter pay for two students to attend WLC this coming summer and for all student registration fees at the State Convention. The chapter also voted on […]

Ohio’s first eaglet of 2010 hatches in Huron County

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

COLUMBUS — The first eaglet of 2010 has hatched in Huron County, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife. The agency’s volunteer eagle watchers, who have been observing this nest (named the “Pontiac” nest) since incubation began in early February, reported at least one eaglet hatched on March 5. It will […]

Select Sires: Gratitude offspring semen sales will continue

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Jersey calves bred from Gratitude offspring matings will enter herd registry without prefix.

Guest commentary: When will farmers stop and listen?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

By refusing to find the middle ground on issues, farmers may find that a government driven by voter demand will make the decisions for restraint with or without the farmer’s point of view being considered.

Deworming young horses: When and what is best?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

URBANA, Ill. — The thought of your new foal becoming infected with worms is a bit too much to bear for many horse owners. All it takes is one face-to-face meeting with a squirmy white roundworm, the type of parasite most common in horses under two years of age, and you’ll never again complain about […]

Pa. loosens firewood rules

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Out-of-state firewood producers now have two additional treatment options for exempting their firewood products from a quarantine meant to keep harmful invasive species from entering Pennsylvania: heat treatment and fumigation. The 2007 firewood quarantine was issued to prevent the spread of exotic invasive species like the Asian longhorned beetle, emerald ash borer, […]

Ag groups urge high court to reverse ban on biotech alfalfa cultivation

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether a lower court acted hastily and incorrectly by banning the cultivation of biotech alfalfa despite extensive scientific evidence documenting the safety of the crop. A coalition of agricultural organizations filed on March 8 a joint friend-of-the-court brief to the Supreme Court in support of the petitioners […]

USDA expands loan guidance to pork operations

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

WASHINGTON — USDA is expanding guidance currently in place for loans to contract poultry operations meant to protect them from questionable business practices to include contract pork operations. USDA currently provides guidance to county offices to avoid making loans that may exacerbate integrator business practices that have left some producers suddenly without contracts and unable […]

Jersey board corrects parentage and registry issues, approves new tracking

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

American Jersey Cattle Association makes rulings on Holstein-Jersey genetic mixup

Building a horse barn? Start with the right site

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Improperly-selected sites promote poor drainage from stalls, water standing in and around the barn and soil erosion around the barn.

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